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From water to electricity, Faumui heads E.P.C.

The Electric Power Corporation has a new man at the helm as its General Manager.

Faumui Tauiliili Toimoana, the former Urban Operation Manager for Samoa Water Authority, has replaced outgoing General Manager, Tologata Tile Tuimaleali’ifano, who has also declared his intention to run in the General Election next year. 

The Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure, Papalii Niko Lee Hang, confirmed the appointment.

“I can confirm that Faumui is the new C.E.O. and he is going through the usual recruitment process,” said Papali’i. 

From the villages of Faleasiu, Fagaloa and Vaiala, the new General Manager said he is honoured to be appointed the new head of the Corporation. 

“I thank God for allowing me to take up this new challenge and I also depend on him for his guidance in this journey,” Faumui said in an interview with the Samoa Observer. 

An electrical engineer by profession, the new General Manager is no stranger to the Corporation. 

His employment records show that he started working at E.P.C. since 1994 when he was a graduate engineer. 

From there he worked his way up as the Electrical Engineer for E.P.C. who was responsible for commissioning the diesel generator at Tanugamanono power station at the time. 

In 2000 he continued to move up the ladder in the corporation assigned as the Project Engineer. 

Some of the major works he did as the Project Engineer is installation of the sub-marine cable power supply for the island of Manono, modification and design for Taelefaga hydropower plant amongst other work. 

He was also tasked to install and commission a central solar system for the island of Apolima powered by 100 percent renewable energy source. 

Faumui was later appointed as the E.P.C. Generation Engineer in 2008 before he left to become a Renewable Energy Adviser for Pacific Power Association (P.P.A.) from 2009 to 2012. 

After his work in the P.P.A. that provided technical support and consulting services for African, Caribbean and Pacific (A.C.P.) countries in Fiji, Faumui returned to Samoa. 

He went back to E.P.C. where he was appointed as the Manager of Distribution and Utilisation Department and was instrumental in establishing the new unit E.P.C. unit the Quality Assurance division. 

It wasn’t until 2015 when he secured another top role in S.W.A. as the Urban Division Manager that he currently holds today. 

In accepting his new appointment, Faumui acknowledged his predecessor Tologata for setting up the framework for his new role. 

“I will try with the best of my ability to do help E.P.C. and assist our country through my service,” he said. 

Married to Etenauna with eight children, Faumui, 53-year-old is a former student of Avele College and Samoa College.  

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